The Roundup: Fall 2015 Volume 11

In this week’s installment… The New Year may be already upon us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take one last look at the end of this season. In this volume we have two surprise contributors, one welcome and one… well let’s just say they should have worked on it more.

Noragami Aragoto Episode 3

After learning of Suzuha’s fate, Yukki becomes inconsolable at the manor of Bishamon. By protecting him, Kazuma becomes banished. With Yukki’s damaged mental state draining Yato’s energy, he is left wide open to attack.

First Look: Noragami Aragoto

Noragami is back as Yato, Hiyori, and Yukine have returned to their casual phantom-busting lifestyle. Bishamon is more determined to kill Yato than ever though, even as the weight of her large household of spirits is beginning to take its toll.

GLORIO Fall 2015 Anime Guide Part 1

Like the changing of the leaves the Fall anime season brings a change in source materials, with the latest crop of shows full of light novel adaptations and anime originals. Part one of our guide is anchored by solid, know entities like Noragami and the inevitable return of the Monogatari series, but there’s a lot of other interesting new shows as well. We’re all at least curious to see if Mari Okada can turn the new Gundam series into anything less that a train wreck and I’m rather intrigued to see the stylish but infuriatingly misspelled Concrete Revoltio. Just watch out for those “Light Novel Mad Libs” shows that seem to make up the rest.

All Your Monies: November 17th 2014

Hello, and welcome to All Your Monies, where The Glorio Blog’s resident toy and figure collecting crew will run down the last week’s new pre-orders, turning a loving or scathing eye over what’s been put out for you to spend your hard earned cash on. This week Jel slips into some old habits as the quality of figures slowly roll downhill, but at least we have a third (and best) straight appearance from Card Captor Sakura.

OP/ED Op-Eds: The Best of Winter 2014

It’s the end of yet another anime season, so amidst all the final impressions, we also try to choose our favourite anime theme songs of the season. As usual, we get a wide variety of crazy songs from a wide variety of crazy shows, but to my giant distress there’s an awfully scary amount of weird early noughties synth metal. Oh my.

Noragami Episode 11

Yato tries desperately to remind Hiyori of their time together. Unfortunately, Nora shows up paired with Rabou, threatening that Hiyori’s conscience itself is slowly being stripped away.

Noragami Episode 10

With things smoothed over between Yukine and Yato, things focus back on Hiyori’s unique problem. Just as things seem to finally be quieting down, Nora shows up, threatening her.

Noragami Episodes 8 and 9

Yato continues to have problems with Yukine. When Yukine realizes the true despair of his new life, he lashes out against the world, putting Yato on the brink of mortal peril. After Hiyori takes him to Kofune, the race is on to find three Regalia to perform a dangerous ritual that will hopefully save them both.

Noragami Episode 7

Bishamon assembles her team to clean up the Vent but can’t seem to put aside her grudge. Yato continues to feel the effects of the blight as Hiyori tries to help patch up his growing rift with Yukine.

Noragami Episode 6

Yukine runs off, and starts to give in to temptation. The sins hurt Yato just as he gets in a confrontation with the war god Bishimon. With a wide array of Regalia tools, Yato is put on the ropes. Thinking of no other option, Hiyori rushes to get help.

Noragami Episode 5

Hiyori fears for Yukine’s health from being forced into Yato’s vagrant lifestyle. After inviting him home and some cohabitation hijinks, Yukine finds a young girl who has died but not yet passed on.